Saturday, September 1, 2012

Guest Post: Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake




I love ice cream cakes.  That is actually what I ask for every year for my birthday and mother's day. Yep, I'm spoiled! ;0)   It actually works out nicely because there is no stress in trying to make me some great dessert for my birthday--- just pick up a Dairy Queen ice cream cake and I am thrilled.  By the way we even tried a cold stone ice cream cake one year and we all agreed that the Dairy Queen cake was much better.

Anyway, getting on with the post.... today we have a guest post!!  Sarah and Julia blog over at All Things With Purpose, and they are going to share with us their version of a homemade Dairy Queen ice cream cake.






I Looove Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake!

But, it's fairly expensive. Here is the recipe I've used, quite a few times, to recreate the goodness:

What You Need:
1 Package Oreo Cookies or Store Brand Chocolate Cookies
1 Container Vanilla Ice Cream (or flavor of your choice)
1 Container Chocolate Ice Cream (or flavor of your choice)
1 Cup Chocolate Syrup (or enough to coat crumbs and turn into a thick "goo" that is easily spreadable)
1 Container Frozen Whipped Topping
1 Spring Form Pan (for easy removal!)
1 Tablespoon Butter






1. I started with the super cheap pails of chocolate and vanilla ice cream. I wouldn't necessarily recommend this, as it doesn't taste all that great. But hey, it's up to you to use whatever you like!




More after the jump.



2. Begin by letting the ice cream soften. Butter the bottom and sides of your pan, then spread a thin layer of vanilla ice cream on the bottom and sides, all the way to the top.




3. Spread a layer of chocolate ice cream to fill the pan half way up.




4. Fill a plastic bag with Oreo cookies (or store brand), and use a rolling pin to crush them into fine crumbs. You may also try putting them in a food grater or blender. The smaller the crumbs the better! Mix the crumbs with chocolate syrup and spread over chocolate ice cream.

5. Spread a layer of vanilla ice cream over the crumbs, then cover and freeze.

6. Let set out for 10 to 15 minutes then scrape the sides with a rippled or ridged spatula to create a lined look. Put back in the freezer to refreeze. 

7. Mix equal parts whipped topping and ice cream and spread over top. Put back in freezer. Let thaw for approximately 10 minutes before attempting to cut.

8. I used the remaining Oreos to sprinkle on top. If you want to write anything on top, I would suggest waiting until ready to serve and use a tube of cream decorators icing, not a jell.




Enjoy! ~Sarah





 Thank you, Ladies!  Want to see more of their blog?  Check it out here:  All Things With Purpose





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18 comments:

  1. I just found you on pinterest. This looks fantastic! My family loves Dairy Queen cake and sadly, I get sick as a dog from Dairy Queen ice cream! :( ::sob...sob:: Anyway, you just found a way for me to enjoy DQ cake with them again, and being able to use our favorite flavors just makes it better! Thanks Melissa!

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    1. what an awful thing to get sick from. :0( So glad you will be able to enjoy ice cream cakes again!!

      Melissa

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  2. Love, love, LOVE your blog, Melissa!!! I'm gonna attempt this yumminess for Andrew's birthday this week! I will post on fb how it turns out! ;-) hope you all are doing well.
    Erin

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  3. Thank you Erin! I can't wait to see how your cake turns out. We are all doing well. Thanks for asking. Looking forward to the new Fall season!

    Melissa

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  4. This looks so yummy!

    Would love for you to link it and your other cake recipes up at my new Empty Your Archive link party which is a chance to dust off great posts from your archive - there is a focus this week on big cakes - would really love to see you there, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

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  5. Yum! I love icecream cake. HOWEVER.... This recipe flopped for me. I used chapmans icecream. The inside of the icecream was hard but the edges were turbing soupy. I fixed yhat by blending it. When i tried to put the cookie mixture ontop it did not work. I had to semi freeze the icecream before i could put on the mixture. Not sure if it was just me having difficulties but I probably wouldnt make this again.

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    1. So sorry you had troubles. It sounds like your ice cream may have been a little too soft when you started putting it together. I'm not familiar with Chapman's Ice Cream, so unfortunately I can comment on that. Some ice creams refreeze better than others. Once again, sorry it didn't work out for you. :0)

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  6. I think this recipe is the closest I've seen to a DQ cake. However, I might suggest adding a thin layer of fudge on the chocolate ice cream before adding the cookies. Also, mixing the cookie crumbs with chocolate hard shell instead of chocolate syrup would make it a more authentic DQ cake.

    -from a DQ cake maker and decorator :)

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    1. OOO! Good tip! Nothing like someone who knows the original. :0) Thanks for sharing.

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  7. HOw long does it need to freeze once you put it back in the freezer?

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    1. Hi Alisha,

      It takes about 1 hr. for it to harden. It may take a little longer or shorter depending on how cold you keep your freezer. :)

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  8. oh good. Thanks for getting back to me! Another recipe I saw said 6 hours, and I had wanted to make one for tonight, so I was a little worried it wouldn't harden in time. Thanks!

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    1. Great! Glad you will have enough time to make it. :)

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  9. I see you bought those huge buckets of ice cream. How many regular containers of say Bryers ice cream would you need of each flavor?

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    1. If you are doing something smaller, like the Bryers, I would do 2 buckets of each flavor.

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  10. What size spring form pan did you use?

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